Managing Roles

Security Requirements and Controls

All roles available and the permissions granted via the roles are displayed in the User Interface in the Roles page.

Depending on the system level permission you've chosen, you can assign different permissions for any new role you create. For example, you can create an Organization management role type and name it, say, "Operations", to which grant permissions such as the capability to view all internal notifications, or to manage other users.

While LogScale comes with a predefined set of roles — Admin, Member and Deleter — they may be customized to your specific needs. Keep in mind that it's generally a good idea to grant as few permissions as possible and to add more as needed.


You need to be an Organization Owner on Cloud or a root user on on-premise installations to have access to the Roles page and assign roles to users. Or you need to have the Change user access permission:

Change User Access

Figure 78. Change User Access

See the full list of available permissions along with descriptions of their usage at Repository & View Permissions.

To add new roles or customizing existing roles:

  1. Click on your profile avatar in the upper right corner and select Organization SettingsRoles on the left.


    Figure 79. Roles

  2. Click + Add, enter a name for your new role such as "Operations" and select a Role type e.g. Organization management.

    Adding Roles

    Figure 80. Adding Roles

  3. Set the permissions for the new role. For example, if you wish to create a strictly read-only role, select the Data access checkbox and nothing else, then click Create role:

    Assigning Permissions to Roles

    Figure 81. Assigning Permissions to Roles

    The new role can now be assigned to groups via the Groups page of the User Interface, where you are prompted to configure the permission levels for a group — see Figure 72, “Assigning Permissions”.

  4. To customize an existing role and change its permissions, or to remove it, select the role and click Edit role or Delete role:

    Customizing Roles

    Figure 82. Customizing or Removing Roles